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If you've suffered a personal injury in El Paso, you may need an attorney.
You probably face an overwhelming number of tasks after your injury: getting medical treatment, filing insurance claims, and figuring out how to pay bills while you’re off work.
These tasks become even more stressful when the insurance company won’t pay what you deserve.
Insurance companies are supposed to come through in a moment of crisis, but they don’t always work that way. Sometimes insurance companies use deceptive tactics to deny or undervalue your claim.
If you’ve experienced this frustration, you know that negotiating with an insurance company isn’t easy. You could use someone on your side with the legal knowledge and negotiation skills to get you fair compensation. You need a personal injury attorney in El Paso.
At Grossman Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys have helped accident victims for over 30 years. We work throughout Texas, including El Paso, and we would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.
Contact us to discuss your claim, ask questions, and get our legal opinion on your best options for recovering injury compensation.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in El Paso?
Many people try to negotiate with insurance companies on their own. This strategy seems sensible, but is it effective? Here are the pros and cons to weigh when deciding whether to hire a personal injury attorney in El Paso.
Advantages of a Personal Injury Lawyer
As personal injury attorneys, we work hard on behalf of our clients. Here are some of the advantages you gain by using a personal injury attorney in El Paso, TX:
- You have a skilled advocate handling negotiations;
- An attorney understands Texas personal injury law;
- A personal injury attorney in El Paso should work on contingency, meaning you don’t pay them until they win you money;
- An attorney fills out and files paperwork for you; and
- An attorney usually earns you a much higher settlement or jury award than you could get on your own.
We can’t guarantee that you will achieve a more successful case outcome by hiring us. However, we can give you insight into the victories we have achieved for other clients, so you can decide if we seem like a good fit for your case.
Disadvantages of a Personal Injury Lawyer
Some clients want to negotiate with insurance companies on their own. That’s understandable if they are attempting to save money on attorney fees. When we win clients millions of dollars, a portion of that settlement for attorney fees can seem significant.
Here are some negative aspects of hiring an El Paso personal injury lawyer:
- An attorney charges a contingency fee, which means you pay them a portion of your insurance settlement;
- The insurance company may act more hostile once you hire an attorney;
- You give up some control of the work required for your case; and
- You have to trust someone else to guard the details of your painful experience.
Though we like to be honest with clients and acknowledge these disadvantages of hiring an attorney, the decision requires careful thought.
For instance, many clients take home a larger settlement—even after subtracting attorney fees—than they could have achieved on their own. If you decide to trust us with your case, we’ll put forth every effort to make sure you’re one of those satisfied clients.
I Don't Have Money to Pay for an Injury Attorney; Can I Still Hire You?
Yes, you can still hire us even if you don’t have money for an attorney. We work on contingency, meaning that you owe us nothing until we win your case. That means no retainer, no monthly fee, and no miscellaneous charges along the way. We finance the entire cost of your lawsuit.
When we win your case, you pay us an agreed-upon percentage of your settlement as our fee. If we lose your case, you owe us nothing. We take all the financial risk of your lawsuit on our shoulders and work to get you a maximum settlement.
What Are the Most Common Personal Injury Causing Incidents in El Paso, TX?
El Paso residents can experience personal injuries in many different settings, from work to the roadways.
Here are some of the common ways people are injured in El Paso:
- Truck accidents,
- Car accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Slip and fall accidents,
- Defective products,
- Medical errors, and
- Workplace accidents.
If you have been injured in any of these accidents, including a loved one in a wrongful death, we may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit.
You can contact us for a free consultation where we’ll discuss your claim and give you our opinion on your legal options.
How Serious Do My Injuries Have to Be to Justify Hiring an El Paso Personal Injury Lawyer?
The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to compensate you for the harm you suffered. This harm can be physical, financial, or emotional. Some injuries that can be compensated in a personal injury lawsuit include:
- Medical bills related to treating accident injuries,
- Property repair or replacement costs,
- Financial harm such as lost wages,
- Emotional harm like pain and suffering, and
- Relationship harm like loss of consortium.
Usually, injuries that require expensive medical treatment or missed work are worth enough for a personal injury lawsuit. If all these harms do not total a significant compensation request, then it may not be worth your while to file a lawsuit.
However, it costs you nothing to explore the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit. Contact Grossman Law Offices for a free consultation, and we’ll give you a straightforward opinion on whether your claim is worth a lawsuit.
Are Personal Injury Claims in El Paso Still Progressing During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Yes, COVID-19 hasn’t slowed our lawyers down at all. We are accustomed to working remotely to meet with clients throughout the state. We regularly meet with clients at their homes or virtually, and we have continued these remote meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Courts across Texas are functioning a little differently during COVID-19. For instance, some courts are meeting remotely, and others are experiencing backlogs of cases.
This isn’t an issue for most of our clients because we can usually achieve a successful settlement without going to trial. For clients who anticipate taking their case to trial, it’s best to file a personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible.
Doing so enables you to get ahead of the influx of claims that may be filed when COVID-19 precautions lift.
What Is the Most Crucial Evidence That I Need to Have in My Favor to Win My Injury Claim?
After your accident, you need to gather as much evidence as you can as quickly as you can. In insurance negotiations or a trial, we use the totality of evidence to convince people of your claim.
This means that each piece of evidence you have helps tell your story, and more evidence tells a better story.
Gather as much of this evidence as you can find:
- Photos and video footage of the scene of your accident,
- Medical reports,
- Medical bills,
- Witness contact information,
- Communications with insurance companies, and
- Communications with your employer.
If you can’t find all this information, don’t worry. Our law firm hires skilled investigators who can find crucial information to support your claim. Bring everything you have when you meet with us for a free consultation, and we’ll take care of the rest.
I Primarily Speak Spanish; Will I Be Able to Communicate with Your El Paso Injury Attorneys?
Yes! Grossman Law Offices’ staff speaks Spanish, and our law firm often works with Spanish speakers. We have the resources and bilingual employees necessary to seamlessly assist Spanish-speaking clients.
Why Haven't I Seen Your Firm Advertise on TV and Billboards in El Paso?
We reduce our advertising budget to maximize client resources.
We want to charge reasonable rates and give you the best service possible.
We simply can’t do that if we’re focusing our time and money on splashy ads.
The best personal injury firms aren't normally the ones with the most advertisements. Instead, we prefer the approach of consistent hard work that earns our clients money and motivates them to refer new business to us.
How Long Will It Take for My Personal Injury Case to Resolve and for Me to Get a Payout?
It’s hard to say how long your case will take until we know the details. The length of your personal injury case depends on these factors:
- Evidence you have collected,
- Evidence our investigators need to find,
- The insurance company’s willingness to settle,
- Your willingness to settle,
- Your desire to go to trial, and
- COVID-19 restrictions on courts.
Generally, cases that settle take a much shorter time to resolve than cases that go to trial. However, many factors determine your case length, which might range from months to years. Contact us for a free consultation, and we can give you more information on a potential timeline for your claim.
Does Your Firm Have a Physical Office in El Paso?
No, our primary offices are in Dallas, but we assist clients throughout the state. To make litigation easier for clients, we come to them. This means we will travel to El Paso to meet you in your home or preferred location.
We can also schedule remote meetings by phone or video to protect your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. An office in each city we serve is not necessary, as our thousands of satisfied clients prove.
I Was Injured on the Job in El Paso; Does That Make a Difference?
Yes, it can make a big difference if you are injured on the job. In Texas, employers are not required to subscribe to workers’ compensation insurance. Whether or not your employer offers this protection impacts your claim.
If your employer subscribed to workers’ compensation insurance, you can file a claim under that policy. This is not a fault-based system of compensation, meaning that even if you were responsible for your injury, you can usually get compensation.
Here are a few things to know about workers’ compensation in Texas:
- Workers’ compensation pays your injury-related medical expenses;
- Workers’ compensation pays 70% of your lost wages (up to a set maximum); and
- Workers’ compensation payments last for a maximum of two years.
If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you cannot sue them for a personal injury.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If your employer does not subscribe to the Texas workers’ compensation insurance program, you can file a personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit allows you to recover a broader scope of damages, but it requires you to prove fault.
This means you must prove that your employer or others at your workplace were 50% or more responsible for your accident. If you were 51% or more at fault for your accident, you can’t sue your employer.
A personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover some of the same damages as a workers’ compensation claim, such as medical expenses and lost wages. However, a lawsuit also allows you to claim these damages:
- Future lost wages,
- Pain and suffering,
- Loss of consortium, and
- Loss of enjoyment.
With this broader scope, a personal injury lawsuit can get you much more compensation than a workers’ compensation claim.
What Questions About My Case Should I Be Prepared to Answer When I Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you speak to a personal injury law firm, you should share as much about your experience as you can remember. Also, bring any evidence that supports your claim. This information will help your attorney determine a fair damages request and help resolve your case efficiently.
Here are some questions that you might get from your personal injury attorney:
- When and where did the accident happen?
- What do you remember about the accident?
- Do you have a police report?
- Do you have a workplace incident report?
- Were there witnesses to the accident?
- What medical expenses have you incurred?
- Has your injury impacted your job?
- Has your injury affected other areas of your life?
Talking about a personal injury can make you feel vulnerable. It’s important that you find a personal injury attorney in El Paso whom you can trust.
At Grossman Law Offices, we offer a free consultation so that you can get to know us and decide whether you are comfortable sharing your experience.
Will I Be Obligated to Hire You If I Get a Free Consultation?
No, we offer a free consultation as our opportunity for you to get to know us. At the meeting, we can discuss your case, answer your questions, and suggest legal options. This all comes with no strings attached, and you’re free to walk away without another word to us.
However, if you like what you hear at the consultation, we can get started on your case right away. You can decide when to hire us, and we won’t pressure you to act before you’re ready.
How and When Can I Contact an El Paso Injury Lawyer for a Free Case Review?
When you are ready to get started on your personal injury case, you should contact our attorneys for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and let you know if we can help.
It’s best to contact us soon after your accident because Texas limits the time you can file a lawsuit after an injury. Also, it’s easier for our attorneys to find crucial evidence soon after an accident. Contact us today to speak with our legal team and set up a free case review.